Business and Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) degree at Valencia College will provide opportunities for professional growth and advancement, and could increase your potential earnings.

A bachelor's degree is often a requirement for management positions. The program's curriculum prepares you for supervisory and management roles in your respective field. This degree will provide you with the essential skills necessary for developing an effective business plan and give you hands-on experience using the most current best practices in the industry.

All BASBOL courses can be completed online and most upper-level BASBOL courses are offered at Valencia College West Campus.

Pathways Into This Degree

Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees from a regionally accredited institution in any field are direct pathways to the BASBOL degree program.


Business Management

As you prepare for managerial and administrative roles in a variety of industries, you’ll enhance your understanding of applied business practices through the study of management principles and real-world applications, including case studies. Courses include Strategic Planning and Decision Making, and International Management. You will also gain experience in critical thinking and problem solving.

Human Resource Management

As you prepare to become a human resources leader, you’ll broaden your knowledge of the recruitment, relations, and development of employees and you’ll learn the planning strategies needed for successful management of human resources. Courses include Digital Recruitment, Strategic Workforce Planning, Employee Relations and Development in Human Resources, and Applied Concepts in Human Resources.

Leadership and Change

You’ll advance your comprehension of the leadership and change processes necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving business environment. At the same time, you’ll gain experience navigating, influencing and leading change by studying principles and real-world applications. Courses include Change Leadership, Managing Innovation, and Negotiating and Navigating Power Relationships and Conflict.

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Program Details


Lower-division Coursework

To fulfill the lower-division (first half) of the BASBOL degree, you must complete an A.A. or A.S. degree in any field of study, or at least 60 college credit hours* (including satisfaction of general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree), from a regionally accredited institution.

*15 credits of the 60 credits must be general education courses.

Upper-division Coursework

Our Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership program includes an integrated study, which gives new students the opportunity to work on any remaining lower-level (1XXX/2XXX) and upper-level (3XXX/4XXX) baccalaureate courses concurrently.

Admissions and Program Details

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.

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Steps to Completion

5 Steps to Your Bachelor's Degree Upon Completing Your A.A. or A.S. Degree.
  1. Apply for the BASBOL program. Submit your college transcripts.
  2. Once you've been accepted to the program, you will be invited to complete the online bachelor's orientation.
  3. Register for classes and meet with a program advisor if needed.
  4. Complete the program requirements as outlined in the online catalog. 60 credit hours from the A.A. or A.S. degree and 60 hours of BAS coursework. The credit courses required may vary depending on the credits you bring to the BASBOL program.
  5. Graduate with your BASBOL degree.

120 credits

You can complete your associate and BASBOL degree program in as little as four years. If you already have an eligible associate degree, you can complete your upper-division studies in as little as two years.

Credits or associate degrees earned must be from a regionally accredited school for acceptance into our program.

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Career Outlook

Job Outlook

This program is designed to prepare you for a supervision/leadership role within your respective field. There are many in-demand roles within the industry that require the advanced skills that you'll obtain in the degree program. Upon completing your bachelor's degree, you could pursue new career opportunities or potentially increase your earnings within your current organization.

Potential Careers

  • Management and supervisory position in any field
  • Positions that have a minimum educational requirement of a bachelor's degree

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Bureau of Labor Statistics January 2022

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